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  • Blog Post: Fix for Help not working in May 2004 Community Technology Preview

    After installing the May Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio 2005, you will quickly discover that the Help system does not work. You'll see a message that says, “Downloading...” Rob Caron has posted a message on his Blog which explains how to fix the Help system. http://blogs...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2004 in San Diego

    I arrived in San Diego this afternoon for TechEd 2004. Today was the conference start. The main conference gets under way tomorrow; Monday May 24th and runs until Friday May 28. Many members of the Visual Studio Core Help and Community teams are here at the conference. We will be at the Developer Cabana...
  • Blog Post: How much Help content should Visual Studio install by default?

    In Visual Studio Whidbey, the Help system will have the ability to perform a “scoped” install. Scoped install only installs content that is optimized for particular user types; Visual Basic developer, VC++ Developer, etc. Scoped install has the benefits of copying less content to your hard...
  • Blog Post: Learn more about the Visual Studio 2005 (a.k.a Whidbey) Help System

    Want to learn more about the new Help system in Visual Studio 2005? Check out my interviews with Robert Scoble (Scobleizer) on the cool new web site Channel9 . New segments of the interview will be appearing over the coming weeks. So far two segments have been posted: An introduction to the...
  • Blog Post: Whats with the weird keyboard navigation in the Help Index and Table of Contents tool windows?

    Do you ever navigate the Index or Table of contents using the keyboard with just a little mouse clicking? If so, you might have noticed that the only way to keep the selection focus on an item in the Index or TOC is to first give focus to the tool window. You give focus the tool window by clicking on...
  • Blog Post: How to fix Help Search in the March Community Technology Preview

    People who attended VSLive and the Mobile Devices Conference in San Francisco two weeks ago received a copy of the Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) March Community Technology Preview. This Alpha release shipped with a configuration error that keeps local Help Search from working properly. I have posted an...
  • Blog Post: Have you tried the new help system in Whidbey?

    It's been about 2 weeks now since we gave out the March Community Tech Preview of Visual Studio 2005 (a.k.a Whidbey) release at VS Live and the Mobile Devices Conferences in San Francisco. How many people have installed the bits and tried the new Whidbey Help system? -Scott
  • Blog Post: The pictures are fixed...

    Thanks to Josh Ledgard, expert blogger, the pictures in my Help Toolbar post are now working properly. You no longer have to join the MSN community group where the pictures are located. Please take a look at the full screenshot of Whidbey Help and send me your comments. -Scott
  • Blog Post: How do I view the Help pictures?

    In order to make the screenshots available on the web, I created an MSN Community group and placed the images there. Thinking that by making the group open, everyone could access the images, I linked them to my blog page. It turns out I was wrong. Even though the group is open for all to join, you must...
  • Blog Post: What should the Help toolbar look like?

    I'm in the process of designing, or should I say redesigning, the Help toolbar for Whidbey. In previous versions of Visual Studio, the Web toolbar was the Help toolbar. In Whidbey, we have a redesigned Help system with lots of new functionality. I think it's time the Help system had a toolbar that was...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to my Blog

    Hello, my name is Scott Swanson. I'm the Program Manager on the Visual Studio Core team who owns the Help experience. I work with Tim Sullivan , Saurabh Jain , Josh Ledgard and many other developers, writers and QA people to create the Visual Studio Help experience. What does it mean to own the “Help...
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